[So Adolf Hitler had a lovely, leggy, beautiful young white woman as his mistress and eventually his wife. Women voted for him en masse. What a successful WHITE MALE he was! Now they are selling off her underwear and it will fetch a nice price. EXCELLENT! Heil Hitler! Jan]
SILK knickers worn by Adolf Hitler’s mistress Eva Braun are expected to fetch £800 at auction.
The white undies have Braun’s monogrammed initials embroidered on the front and come from an esteemed collector of World War Two memorabilia.
Hitler and Braun photographed togetherCredit: Hulton Archive – Getty
A label states they were knitted in Bavaria in 1944 and they also feature six decorative lace panels.
The racy underwear is now going under the hammer with Humbert & Ellis Auctioneers of Towcester, Northants, with a pre-sale estimate of £800.
Braun’s white lace nightie which carries her personal monogram and shows significant signs of ageing is also up for grabs.
Jonathan Humbert, owner of the auction house, said: "These are possibly the most unusual items I have ever offered for sale in one of our international militaria auctions.
These are possibly the most unusual items I have ever offered for sale in one of our international militaria auctions
Auction House Owner Jonathan Humbert
"They are intensely private and personal ordinary items ties and yet will undoubtedly be of global interest.
"Whilst there is no substantial provenance with these items – and we wouldn’t expect there to be – the foxing and discolouration is commensurate with age and they both bear Eva Braun’s personal monogram.
"They also hail from one of Europe’s most significant private collections of World War Two memorabilia having been in private ownership for over half a century."
Eva Braun met Hitler in 1929 when she was 17 and he was 40, and became his lover.